I am looking for good topics to write about and looking for some help on what has worked for you and what has not.
Gangly,. I'm afraid anyone who gives you an answer is an idiot!
On HubPages, you only make money when people find your Hubs on Google or the other search engines.
Obviously, if there are lots of lots of people all writing on the same subject, you've got less chance of being noticed in the list. For that reason, anyone who finds a good subject is going to keep very quiet about it, otherwise they're just inviting competition.
If you're serious about money-making, try signing up for Market Samurai or the Keyword Academy and learn about how to choose keywords. If that all sounds too daunting, just choose a subject you love, and write what you think other enthusiasts would enjoy. That's what I do with my dance Hubs - they don't make a fortune but they do make some money.
Look up Google trends, check the top most popular searched items on Yahoo. Key in the word "trends" on a search engine, and make a note of all the great ways you can try staying ahead of stuff.
Google Insight is also good.
Google Keyword Tool is your best friend on the web, and is free.
Check Style Magazine. Trend Buzz. Trend Hunter....just do a search for Trends!....
What publications do you read? Write what you know will be popular!
As for anyone putting off answering that question, be sure they are reading my answer as you are now. and taking notes... I don't believe information should be taken, it should be given. Hope this is of help to you and any one else...
Cheers! - Cassy.
Happy to share with you....
Cheeky Girl, I read the OP as asking Hubbers to give her specific topics to write about. You may think information is to be given - and I'm sure you've seen me offer plenty of it over the last few years - but are you really going to tell her what your profitable subjects are?
If I did misread the question, and she's asking for advice on how to find her own subjects, this is a good Hub:
If you want to make money then write about things people will actually purchase.
Start on the Amazon, or Yahoo Shopping website and go through each category, once you find one you like then start writing about the products featured.
Those who make the most money on content sharing websites are those who write about a products that people want or need.
Here are some great topics:
Pets (grooming, toys, health)
DVD Movies (new releases)
Babie stuff (everything)
Fashion Attire (prom dresses, handbags, designer shoes)
Beauty Products (anti-aging, botox, skin creams)
Hobbies (golf, weightlifting, scrape-booking) etc.
Automotive parts (buying and selling)
Considering what is happening right now with the panda update, you will do best just setting up your own wordpress blog.
Then signup with ebay partnership, amazon associates, commission junction and share a sale.
If you decide to use wordpress I would forego adsense for now and just focus on learning how to write good quality content that will compliment the featured products.
It also may be best to just set up a e-commerce site.
Its not a mystery and if people keep trying to brainwash everyone into thinking their is competition then they will be able to keep new people from seeing that there really is no competition.
There is millions and millions of products that people buy everyday and no one has a monopoly on all those products.
People are all studying SEO, Marketing and Keyword research from the same programs and using the same software.
That is the only competition you will face if you are trying to rank for the same keywords as everyone else is.
Other than that it is an open road.
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